Izmir Clock Tower

Izmir Clock Tower (Turkish: İzmir Saat Kulesi) is a historic clock tower located at the Konak Square in Konak district of Izmir, Turkey. The clock tower was designed by the Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Père and built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid II's (reigned 1876–1909) ascension to the throne.

The clock itself was a gift of German Emperor Wilhelm II (reigned 1888–1918). It is decorated in an elaborate Ottoman architecture. The tower, at a height of 25 m (82 ft), features four fountains, which are placed around the base in a circular pattern, and the columns are inspired by North African themes.

The clock tower was depicted on the reverse of the Turkish 500 lira banknotes of 1983-1989.

In the former Balkan provinces of the Ottoman Empire, particularly in present-day Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrin towns such as Belgrade, Prijepolje, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Gradačac and Stara Varoš, similar Ottoman era clock towers are still named Sahat Kula (deriving from the Turkish words Saat Kulesi, meaning Clock Tower.)

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Büşra UL
10 May 2016
One of the most important landmarks of İzmir. Definitely a must-see historic site for tourists. ✨????
Behrouz Jafarnezhad
31 August 2014
Definitely a place not to miss in Izmir, specially at night. Plus, it's a nice place to just hang out with friends. Pretty busy spot.
Alireza Mkrm
5 October 2017
Such a lovely place to hang out and photograph
FD Jr
9 December 2018
If you’re walking around the old town of Izmir then pass by and take a quick memorable photo next to the clock tower!
Shawn Kalan
4 March 2019
When you stand there you can feel the beauty of life
Turkey's For Life
15 August 2013
Dodge the pigeons to take a photo of the iconic Izmir Clock Tower in Konak Square
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Konak, İzmir Saat Kulesi, 35250 Konak/İzmir, Turkey Get directions
Sat-Sun 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Mon-Thu Noon–8:00 PM

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